Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

First Zero Turn Electric Riding Mower

National News

With the interest in reducing pollution and lowering our carbon foot prints, electric mowers have been gaining in popularity. Electric mowers emit less pollution, are quieter, and, with new...

New Web Site for Gardeners with Physical Limitations

Gardeners with physical limitations often have to struggle to construct gardens they can easily tend. While there are many Web sites with information to help these gardeners, this new site brings...

World’s Favorite Rose Award

Roses are not just the most popular flower in the U.S., they are the most popular flower in the world. The World Federation of Rose Societies is a group of rose societies from 41 different...

Beet Juice Increases Stamina

Interested is having longer, less tiring workouts, being able to hike further, and generally have more stamina? Drink beet juice. Researchers at the University of Exeter in England studied 8 men...

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In the Garden


Continuing With The Bad Bugs

Earwigs, flea beetles, and grasshoppers are the next set of insects that may plague our gardens. Earwigs PROBLEM: Earwigs eat decaying vegetation. SOLUTION: Most earwigs feed on other insects and are thus beneficial. When they become too...
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Shows & Events

California Native and Fall Plant Sale The California Native and Fall Plant Sale takes place on Saturday, October 10, 2009, from 10am to...

Clever Gardening Technique

Hose as Insect Deterrent Hose off plant foliage -- both top and underneath leaf surfaces -- to lessen insect populations....
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Seedbeds Moist
  • Pinch New Blossoms
  • Fragrant Sweet Peas
  • Transplant Shrubs and Trees
  • Plant Iris, Daylily, Lily

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